Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Cyber ​​Cooperation between Israel and India

by Ami Rojkes Dombe

According to online reports, Israel invited India to participate in the future national cyber defense authority. However, it is not clear what will be the nature of the collaboration

Israel has invited India to be part of the latest project of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the National Cyber Defense ​​Authority, according to a report on hindustantimes. Netanyahu presented the proposal during a meeting with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in New York on Sunday.

This invitation comes at a time when India is focusing a great deal on building its cyber security defense systems with countries across the world, including the United States and the United Kingdom. 

The Authority should serve as a vital link between the civilian and military authorities in the sphere of cyber security. Netanyahu said told Modi that the officials from both sides can be in touch on the issue. “Cyber security is an area, where Israel is focusing a great deal about. They are futuristic in their approach”, said an Indian official.

Defense cooperation and technology cooperation in water and agriculture are two other fields the two prime minister had focused on. A statement from Israel prime minister’s office said Prime Minister Netanyahu “raised the issue of the danger of a nuclear-armed Iran as well as the global threat posed by Islamic terrorism” with Modi Netanyahu also invited Modi to visit Israel.

The Indian Prime Minister also "pointed out there was a time in the city of Mumbai that Hebrew was officially taught in the university and even one of the city mayors came from the community", the report said.

Ami Rojkes Dombe


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